The Indiana Pacers fell short on the road against the Cleveland Cavaliers, snapping their three game winning streak despite big games from Paul George and Monta Ellis. George had 32 points and 11 rebounds while Ellis had his first 20-point game with the Pacers, scoring 25. Indiana's problems in coming up with enough offense fell on their bigs, who struggled shooting the ball.
Lavoy Allen and Jordan Hill got a bulk of the minutes, but were just 3-20, all three made by Hill. The pair missed plenty of shots at the rim, contributing to the loss. George Hill struggled from deep, going 0-5, but scoring 14 on the night. LeBron James led Cleveland with 29 points, overcoming free throw struggles early to help ice the game late. Kevin Love had a big second half, finishing with 22 points and 19 rebounds. Indiana led the game at 90-88, but a 7-0 Cleveland run helped prove the difference for Cleveland.